Westchester: Plan for 52% lawmaker raises also includes bigger stipends--HIGHLIGHTS ONLY--READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT THE LINK BELOW
Extra pay on top of 52% raises is revealed in Westchester County legislative proposal.
Westchester: Plan for 52% lawmaker raises also includes bigger stipends Extra pay on top of 52% raises is revealed in Westchester County legislative proposal.......The Budget and Appropriations and Legislation committee chairwomen, for example, would see their stipends doubled, from $6,000 to $12,000. Those committees are required by county law, whereas other committees may be shaped by the chairman.
Other committee chairpersons will get between $3,000 and $6,000 apiece, and there’s a designation for “special committee” chairs who would get an additional stipend between $2,500 and $4,000.
A public hearing on the planned raises is set for 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, on the eighth floor of the Michaelian Office Building, 145 Martine Ave., White Plains.
LOHUD: Westchester lawmakers would skip mandated review board by taking 52% raises
“All compensation increases should be voted on by legislators prior to the election,” a 2008 recommendation said.
WHITE PLAINS – The last chairman of a group that studies Westchester County legislature proposed raises criticized lawmakers’ plan to increase their salaries by 52%.
County law requires a Compensation Advisory Board to review and recommend legislative raises, but lawmakers are planning to boost their salaries and stipends even though that board has been dormant since 2008.
William M. Mooney, who chaired the group then, said the $499,000 plan for raises didn’t make sense without metrics to judge increase amounts, or an independent body to review them.
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